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Exxxotica 2009 stage and catwalk
|Genre||Adult Entertainment, Erotica, Pornography|
|Venue||Miami Beach Conv. Center, Los Angeles Conv. Center,
Trump Taj Mahal
|Location(s)||Los Angeles (2010-2011)|
Exxxotica is a three-day adult-themed event produced by 3XEvents. Billed as a "Celebration of Sexy", Exxxotica Expo shows are held yearly in South Florida, New Jersey (formerly billed as Exxxotica New York), and Chicago. First held in 2006, Exxxotica has featured some of the most recognized names in the adult industry, including Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick and Ron Jeremy.
Miami Beach/Fort Lauderdale
The Exxxotica Expo had its first show in May 2006 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Exxxotica Expo would continue to be held each year at this venue through 2012. After the 2012 show, the event organizers announced that the expo would be moving to Fort Lauderdale in 2013, due to growth in attendance.
New York/New Jersey
In 2008, the event was expanded to the New York market. The 2008 and 2009 shows were billed as "Exxxotica NY", although both shows actually took place in New Jersey. The 2008 event was originally scheduled to be held in Secaucus, New Jersey. Just days before the event, Secaucus officials filed a suit to stop the event form taking place, alleging that the convention would violate state law prohibiting liquor license owners from presenting pornographic material. Exxxotica convention organizers voluntarily moved the convention to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, New Jersey. The Edison show would go on to attract over 18,000 attendees that year, and this event continues to be held yearly at the Edison venue. In September 2010, a lawsuit against a former Secaucus mayor surfaced due to the cancelling/moving of the convention to a different area. In addition to the yearly show in Edison, Exxxotica held its first show in Atlantic City at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino & Resort in April 2013.
The Exxxotica Expo held its first show in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 9–11, 2010, bringing in approximately 15,000 attendees. The decision to hold a show in Los Angeles came in part due to the fact that Erotica LA, a similar consumer adult entertainment event, made the decision not to hold a show in 2010. The Exxxotica LA shows drew in the lowest attendance of the three locations. 2011 was the final year that Exxxotica held a show in Los Angeles.
The Exxxotica Expo held its first show in Chicago in July 2011, taking place in July at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The show attracted a record 26,500 attendees, eclipsing the previous record of 24,000 set in 2008 in Miami Beach.
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